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Quality of Life Inventory
(QOLI®)

 

Overview: Brief positive psychology assessment of well-being and satisfaction with life

Age Range: Individuals 17 years and older

Reading Level: 6th grade

Administration: Paper-and-pencil or computer administration

Completion Time: Approx. 5 minutes (32 items with 3-point rating scale for importance, and 6-point rating scale for satisfaction)

Norms: late teen and adult

Scoring Options: Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting, Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, and Manual Scoring

Telepractice: Tips on using this test in your telepractice

Report Options: Profile Report and Progress Report

Publication Date: 1994

 
 
 

Product Details

Quality of Life Therapy

Assess positive mental health and help guide clients to a happier life.

Brief yet comprehensive, the QOLI assesses positive mental health, well being and happiness and yields an overall score based on the “Sweet 16” areas that make up quality of life including love, work and play. The QOLI test is a measure of positive psychology that can be used in a variety of settings and offers several unique features.

QOLI trial package

How to Use This Test

This assessment can help laypeople, clients and professionals in a variety of settings.

  • In clinical settings, the test is well-suited for planning, evaluating and tracking medical and psychological treatment and patient progress.
  • In substance abuse/chemical dependency programs, test results can help build motivation for treatment and yield a blueprint for a balanced drug-free lifestyle.
  • In positive psychology, personal growth counseling, and employee assistance programs, the assessment measures assets and strengths as well as problems in a non-pathological way.
  • In gerontology settings, the QOLI assessment can be used to help measure "successful aging" as defined by leaders in the field.
  • In career counseling, the test can help predict future job satisfaction and productivity.
  • In research and quality assurance programs, QOLI test results can be used to help measure treatment outcomes for a wide array of physical and psychological disorders.

Key Features

  • Evidence-based and empirically validated, according to Marty Seligman (2011, 2014)
  • Identifies “real life” issues that can help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans and predict future health problems

  • Provides a positive mental health picture that can help increase the likelihood of successful treatment outcomes.

Scales

Health
Self-Esteem
Goals and Values
Money
Work
Play
Learning
Creativity
Helping
Love
Friends
Children
Relatives
Home
Neighborhood
Community
Overall well being

Psychometric Information

Normative data are based on 798 nonclinical adults sampled from 12 states from the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West. The norm group is ethnically diverse.

Scoring

Report Options

Profile Report
The QOLI profile report graphically presents the overall quality of life score and a weighted satisfaction profile for the 16 areas of life that make up the overall score. It also provides a brief narrative description of the person's overall classification and lists areas of dissatisfaction that may need further exploration.

View a sample Profile Report.

Progress Report
The progress report summarizes the results of up to five administrations of the QOLI assessment.

View a sample Progress Report.

Scoring Options

Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting - Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports all via the Web.

Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.

Mail-in Scoring Service - Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to Pearson for processing within 24–48 hours of receipt; results returned via regular mail.

Manual Scoring - Administer assessments on answer sheets and score them quickly yourself with an answer key.

Resources

Training

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

    Presenter: Michael B. Frisch, PhD

    This webinar presentation addresses:

    • Case examples of easy ways to quickly add Positive Psychology to your clinical and coaching practice
    • How the brief measure of positive mental health, the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), can help make your overall assessments more complete, track patient outcomes, and serve as an effective intervention in and of itself
    • How to quickly use evidence-based assessments and interventions, including Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching which Ed Diener (2013) and  Marty Seligman (see page 292 of his book, Flourish)  call comprehensive, step-by-step, and empirically validated.
    • How adding a small piece of Positive Psychology can boost treatment effectiveness and prevent relapse.
    • How Positive Psychology can help you Develop a Coaching Practice in which you serve higher functioning individuals without DSM disorders.

    The QOLI is a comprehensive five minute assessment that yields an overall score and a profile of problems and strengths in 16 areas of life such as love, work, and play. The QOLI can help laypeople, clients, and professionals in a wide range of settings including positive psychology, clinical psychology, coaching, behavioral medicine, organizational psychology, substance abuse, gerontology, career counseling, and quality assurance.

    Date: Sep 13, 2016

    pdf PDF: Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

    link Video: Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

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  • QOLI: User Training

    Presenter: Michael B. Frisch, PhD

    The author of the QOLI will provide this live training webinar that covers everything you need to know about using the QOLI in your practice. In as little as 1 hour, you will know how to properly guide your clients towards a happier life.

    • Product details
    • Who should take it
    • How to administer it
    • Who could administer it
    • How to introduce it to clients
    • Understanding results and treatments
    • How to interpret the results
    • Getting started materials

    The QOLI is a comprehensive five minute assessment that yields an overall score and a profile of problems and strengths in 16 areas of life such as love, work, and play that measure satisfaction and well-being.

    Date: Oct 13, 2015

    pdf PDF: QOLI: User Training

    link Video: QOLI: User Training

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  • Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

    Presenter: Michael B. Frisch, PhD

    This webinar presentation addresses:

    • Case examples of easy ways to quickly add Positive Psychology to your clinical and coaching practice
    • How the brief measure of positive mental health, the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), can help make your overall assessments more complete, track patient outcomes, and serve as an effective intervention in and of itself
    • How to quickly use evidence-based assessments and interventions, including Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching which Ed Diener (2013) and  Marty Seligman (see page 292 of his book, Flourish)  call comprehensive, step-by-step, and empirically validated.
    • How adding a small piece of Positive Psychology can boost treatment effectiveness and prevent relapse.
    • How Positive Psychology can help you Develop a Coaching Practice in which you serve higher functioning individuals without DSM disorders.

    The QOLI is a comprehensive five minute assessment that yields an overall score and a profile of problems and strengths in 16 areas of life such as love, work, and play. The QOLI can help laypeople, clients, and professionals in a wide range of settings including positive psychology, clinical psychology, coaching, behavioral medicine, organizational psychology, substance abuse, gerontology, career counseling, and quality assurance.

    Date: Sep 15, 2015

    pdf PDF: Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

    link Video: Adding Positive Psychology to Your Practice

    Print
     
 

FAQs

Questions

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

  • Why should I use a nonpathologically oriented "happiness"assessment?

    The QOLI assessment opens up a whole new area of assessment by broadening the criterion of "mental health" to include personal happiness and life satisfaction in addition to the absence of psychiatric symptoms. The QOLI assessment gives you a positive mental health instrument to augment other psychological assessments that focus on negative affect and symptoms.

    The QOLI assessment can be used as a screening tool for mental health and physical problems. A low quality of life score is often a key symptom of psychological and physical disturbances and might also predict future health problems.

    Addressing quality of life issues can also be crucial to the success of treatment. Some clients are discontent, even though their symptoms have remitted with treatment, because their quality of life has not improved. There is even some evidence that symptom reduction and improved functioning in everyday life cannot occur in psychotherapy unless the patient's quality of life is enhanced.

    Finally, the QOLI assessment can help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans by focusing both client and therapist on "real world" aspects of life, like work situation, living arrangement, etc. These areas can often be changed more quickly than cognitive or psychodynamic factors can.

  • Can the QOLI assessment be used for outcomes measurement?

    Yes, the QOLI Progress Report can be used for individual outcomes measurement for interventions alleviating either physical illness or psychological disorders.

    Aggregate QOLI assessment data can be used to evaluate the outcomes of diverse therapies to determine which type works best for which patients to improve their quality of life.

    The QOLI assessment can also help managed care providers objectivelydemonstrate that their services have improved a patient's quality of life. A 1992 Psychotherapy Finances article on managed care indicated that employers and payers will be tying income to providing effectiveness in three areas:

    1. work functioning
    2. use of medical benefits
    3. improved quality of life
  • What if an area of life is not important to the test taker?

    Areas that are rated "Not Important" are not included in QOLI score calculations.

Pricing & Ordering

Order Complete Kit

Order Components

 
Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Q-global Starter Kit with Profile Reports
    63702
    $129.00
     
    Includes QOLI manual, 25 answer sheets, and 25 Q-global administrations.
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Q-global Profile Report
    63700
    $3.00
     
    price per report
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $3.00
    5 - 49 $2.75
    50 - 99 $2.65
    100 - 249 $2.55
    250 - 999 $2.45
    1000 - 2499 $2.35
    2500+ $2.25
 
 
Q LocalTM Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Q Local /QOLI Starter Kit with Profile Reports
    00758
    $132.51
     
    Includes QOLI manual, 25 answer sheets, and 25 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Q Local/QOLI Profile Reports
    51521
    $3.15
     
    Price per administration
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $3.15
    5 - 49 $2.85
    50 - 99 $2.75
    100 - 249 $2.65
    250 - 999 $2.55
    1000 - 2499 $2.45
    2500+ $2.30
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide
    02100
    $54.00
     
    Required
  • QOLI Handbook
    51639
    $11.50
     
    Recommended
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Answer Sheets
    51520
    $24.15
     
    Pkg of 25
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $24.15
    5 - 24 $23.10
    25 - 74 $22.50
    75+ $22.00
 
 
Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit
    02108
    $132.00
     
    Includes QOLI manual, 50 answer sheets and 50 worksheets.
  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Reorder Kit
    02109
    $89.00
     
    Includes 50 answer sheets and 50 worksheets.
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide
    02100
    $54.00
     
    Required
  • QOLI Handbook
    51639
    $11.50
     
    Recommended
 
 
Mail-In Scoring and Reporting
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Handbook
    02111
    $28.00
     
    Includes QOLI handbook and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 5 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.
  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Manual
    02112
    $82.00
     
    Includes QOLI manual and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 10 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide
    02100
    $54.00
     
    Required
  • QOLI Handbook
    51639
    $11.50
     
    Recommended
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • QOLI Mail-in Profile Reports
    51638
    $4.00
     
    Price includes scoring and answer sheet with test items.
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 49 $4.00
    50 - 99 $3.85
    100 - 249 $3.75
    250+ $3.65
 
 
 
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